SunFlower Child

#SunFlowerChild depicts a day in the life of an inner-city girl. While playing with her friends at the park, pool, and her front yard, the girls protect and love their skin, and use the sun as nourishment to grow, just like sunflowers.

Share Sunshine with your SunFlower

Children's book promoting representation, sun-safety and use of sunscreen, and black girlhood

Celebrating Black Girlhood

SunFlower Child depicts a day in the life of an inner-city girl. While playing with her friends at the park, pool, and her front yard, the girls protect and love their skin, and use the sun as nourishment to grow, just like sunflowers. 

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Representation that Matters

SunFlower Child highlights characters that vary in skin tone providing representation for little girls everywhere. The book also supports vocabulary building with a words to know page that gives comprehensible definitions of words like melanin and sunscreen. 

Nearly 5 million people are treated for skin cancer each year in the United States. Most skin cancers can be prevented and SunFlower Child, spurred from published research helps children learn about sun safety and use of sunscreen.

I bought the book for my friend's daughter. She is soooo in love with the story and the illustrations. It was a great book to introduce her to reading. The story and drawings are very engaging. Excellent! Besides... the book arrived sooner than expected. HIGHLY recommend it!

Dr. Maria Ines Marino (Professor)

This is a great book! It came very quickly. My daughter loves it and wants me to read it to her over and over again.

Hikeen Carr (Dad)

Our young people should [be] exposed to our culture. To see ourselves in the literary works of others; to uplift our brown skin girls and boys. To think that there will be a piece of Little Haiti and Liberty City out there...This book is AWESOME!!! Kid tested, Aunty approved. Support this work of black girl magic.

Jovanie George (Aunt)

Sunny Socially-Distanced Reading

SunFlowers Blooming in Little Haiti

Little SunFlowers gathered with excitement to read SunFlower Child. They were encouraged to play in the sun while wearing the appropriate sunscreen and staying hydrated. We celebrated their melanin and planted sunflowers to beautify the community and symbolically represent their growth, followed by affirmations to affirm their beauty.

The event was sponsored by the Angel B. Wilson and Fathership Foundations and set up designed by Tranise McDaniel Designs. Photography by Willie F. Photography.

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  • As Seen on NBC6 News

See SunFlower Child Featured on Black Enterprise and More!

As Seen on NBC6 News